October 19th, 2012
11:54 AM ET
Tom Hanks drops 'F-bomb' on 'GMA' - Oops!
Tom Hanks plays a variety of roles in his upcoming film "Cloud Atlas," and it seems that he got a little too into one of his characters Friday morning on "Good Morning America."
The 56-year-old actor was chatting about the adaptation of the acclaimed novel of the same name when he was asked to speak in the accent of one of his characters.
Hanks was game, but he forget to clean up his character's potty mouth and accidentally said "f*****g" in the middle of his sentence. To be fair, though, he did warn "GMA's" Elizabeth Vargas ahead of time that "mostly it's swear words."
After the f-bomb slip, the actor immediately caught himself and apologized. "Man oh man, I'm sorry, I slipped into a brand of acting," he said. "I have never done that before, I want to apologize to the kids in America that are watching this right now. And let me say, next time on the show there will be a seven-second delay."
While Vargas tried to move on, Hanks got in one more joke: "Never give me a handheld mic! I blame the staff." When he took his apology to Twitter, Hanks added, "For GMA ... Oops! In character! Sorry!"
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Its sad when the 1 % becomes uncivilized like the common criminal. No surprise, liberals are very uncivilized, uneducated fools.
tom hanks will not be fined.
Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2159:
Tom Hanks drops the F-bomb on GMA –
Body Language of Fear, Surprise, MAPs and a Bitter Smile ....
You American are so repressed and uptight. I supposed some of you will now need counseling to get over the trauma of hearing the F word.
In America curse words aren't really a big deal but it's a no-no for live television and mainly for the reason Tom says "sorry kids". Honestly, I'm sure most American's feel the way I do and find the situation humorous, not outrageous.
Traditionally we save the words we don't want children repeating until they are out of the room. It's cute for Hanks, not so cute for little Junior when he says it in kindergarten, and so he could land that show a hefty fine.
And he was ever so cute too...........
agree with you!
He was definitely alone on that fuc-ing island too long. He is one of the world's finest and most accomplished actors. Kudos to him for his body of work.
Hanks is a potty mouth.
f bomb? so what
poppi with it too...duh
Seriously who freaking cares......the rules for public television are stupid and old and should be changed,
Probably still giddy from taking a pipe ride with John Travolta.
should be fined
heard last night
I hope he, and GMA are MASSIVELY fined. Not because I think there's anything wrong with what happened at all, but because, per FCC standards, what happened was wrong at a near-Biblical level. If they pay dearly for this, it'll help cause an outcry amongst even the bluehairs, that could lead to much more reasonable-for-today FCC standards.
Hanky panky. Though the err slip of the tounge, others' may think err dumb, Tom is too smart to let this pass, though he seem crass. A mere spit in time, no big crime. Go home and relax, this too shall pass.
he should have been more careful..he's been in the industry long enough.
Talk about making a big deal over nothing..... He aapologized profusely so let it go.
Much ado over nothing. Next faux outrage story, please......yawn.
Tom Hanks saying the F-word =/= a news story.
Here's an F-word from me to you, CNN!
doesn't matter what's done is done....can't wait to see him on broadway.
Hanks didnt say a swear word, the character he was portraying did. There is a difference.
doesn't reflect me–my job is done here..
Who wrote this article? Holy crap. Trying to make a news story and taking what he said out of context while trying to paint him as a less-than-holy man. Just remember, what you write and say is only a reflection of you. This article is the exact reason libs need to be taken out of positions of writing, government, etc. And put back where they belong – service industry, etc.
Swearing is obscene. Murdering helpless civillians with drones isn't. Nudity is offensive. Proping up dictators who routinely oppress their own people isn't. Such wonderful priorities.
What a twisted bore you are. Another blog troll.
geee... someone said fvck... we can't be saying these fvcking words, they are fvcking terrible...
dam i just swore... sh!t... lol
I'd like to get my hands on the little Fuk who just forced me to watch a commercial when I clicked on the Video to listen to Hanks. As I get older, I am having some serious doubts about the futiure of Capitalism
Tom knows a swear word? I thought he was a goodie two shoes.
i say the f-word...so what...he's a great guy.
Somebody's come a long way since Bosom Buddies.
He looks like he'd been drinking too. Have one for me Mr. Hanks!
Here is a very amusing snippet on the "F" word. Turn the volume up because it's funny as hell!!
said the f-word...who cares..
This is seriously an issue? – Tom Hanks said the F word on the television – the horror – never mind that most people use the F word ten times a day – I haven't clutched my pearls this hard since Janet Jackson flashed her boobie on the television, Honestly when is this country ever going to kill the giant fargin bug up its icehole?
Words really do matter and words do have meaning. I don't really think it was an accident but another dumb way to shock again. And if this is part of the movie and makes it "artistic" to swear is a bunch of baloney too.
bologna* is how it's spelled, since you want to get into the importance of words. Like many other people have posted on this thread, the word is only as heavy as you make it
The sad part here is that the PTC wants to live in the 1950s when censors didn't even allow the word "pregnant" to be uttered. Gee, you think people watching I Love Lucy didn't notice when she was pregnant...They wrote it into the series. When her character gave birth, it was the most watched TV show until "Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen".
The PTC needs to realize that parents cuss and *gasp* in front of their kiddies! My nephew and nieces grew up hearing the F-bomb, a word that starts with "S" and ends with "hit" and a few other choice words.
Granted that a lot of parents will refrain from saying "such offensive words" in front of the kids and actually DO THEIR JOBS of monitoring what their kid(s) watch. It's a shame, though, when the PTC slams GMA or other shows for letting a profanity slip through. It's called LIVE TELEVISION and there will be the bloopers that might have to be bleeped later on.
Tom Hanks here even warned the viewers that there was the possibility of a nasty, offensive to some ears getting through. Sure enough, the F-bomb fell and exploded on people's ears, offending some and others were like "He cussed...big f^(%^ing deal."
If people cannot accept his mea culpa, I feel really sorry for them...NOT!
It's just a furcking word....
This word F[r]uck gets such a bad rap. I am gonna name my son 'F[r]ucker' in protest. Ha, the [r] is for you censors. Take that.
Tom Hanks is an amazing actor and over all good guy.I saw this live and wasn't offended by any means.Especially considering all the other crap that happens daily in the media,news,tv ect.
He's human, so what?
I swear all the time. Welcome to the club, Hanks ;o)
Why do we put so much weight on this silly word?? That is the real problem. The weight should be in how you use it - a benign expression or as a verbal assault. Kids have usually heard this word in all it's forms years before parents think they have!
He slipped....it happenes...and he was very apologetic after.....no harm no foul and nothing that most kids hear every day in their own homes.
not in this home. But in was an honest accident. He was very sorry. Not a big deal. It's the rappers and some of the other "artists" that use this word ALL THE TIME that we should BAN.
Tom is a class act... No problem here.
Hanks is a pro. You know he feels bad...no issues, Tom. You are the man!
I am a Hanks fan. He is a fantastic actor, and I think he's a good person. Leave politics out of it please, I dont care how he votes... It doesnt make him good or bad, just American. He was in Charicter, and he actually apoligized! This is a rare thing in this day and age, and I take my hat off to him. I will be watching your new movie!
Absolutely agree He is a real class act Most celebrities would make a joke of it, say my bad and leave it at that
um.....yeah.....um.....like Muslims freaking out about jokes?
Oh, gosh, I'm scarred for life. Actually, Hanks is a wonderful gentleman. It was easy to see that he was genuinely horrified that he had dropped an f-bomb on morning TV.
I mean coca-cola. loved him on busom buddies!
Really? There are alot worse things happening in this world right now than an actor using a "bad" word. Go to a sporting event. You'll hear much more than that.
well how refreshing...a man who can actually apologize for using swear words!!
Another celeb who went from coke to being a hero
I mean coca-cola. loved him on bosom buddies! i'd do him.
Too funny. I guess you would call that a "Forest Gump" moment!!!!
So movie stars are the next thing for the Republicans to hate, you guys are going to hate yourself into a corner pretty soon.
You people really don't have any room to talk about Republicans hating anyone, after the thousands of tweets from Democrats after the last debate threatening to riot or to kill Governor Romney if he is elected president. The mainstream media can try to cover that up all they want but it's too late for that. Everyone saw it and now they know what wingnuts liberals are.
Rick Shultz, if you think Obama didn't receive thousands of death threats when he was running, you're sadly mistaken. There's nutjobs out there on both sides of the political arena.
He goes by Hanx. That's my man.
BFD.......Give the guy a break. The sun still rose and the earth is still on it's axes. Geeesh! Chill out!
I agree in principle. But that would be axis, not axes. The Earth has but one that it rotates about.
Yet another far left Hollywood reprobate and m0r0n.
Hanks is probably the worst person who has ever lived, ever in all history, ever.
Wow, you managed to “FOX News” that comment and make it political even though it had nothing to do with politics.
Blake is right actually. I didn't know Tom Hanks had such power over these fringe right wing extremists in the GOP. They will do anything and say anything to gather attention to themselves. Right on Tom! I don't know what you are doing, if anything, but you keep up the great work. I don't think the RIGHT has felt so inflamed since Reagan had hemorrhoids.
Troll. You are a troll.
Wow, people are still afraid children might hear a swear word? If the worst your kid has been exposed to is Tom Hanks slipping a word on a TV show, count yourself lucky.
Really, are we still that puritanical or naive? There are no bad words, only bad people!!
'butt' not wrong for me. yum!
Why is everyone hating on Kip?
Exactly! back in his coke habit days
well he shouldn't have said it, but he did, he apologized, get over it and move on. Good grief people do we not have more to worry about than this??
And then he dropped his pants and took a pooh on the couch.
Does anyone except bored housewives and the FRC care that anyone swears on network TV?
these Hollywood liberals smoke dope yet are against Cigarrettes.
Cigarettes have been proven to contain many carcinogenic elements. None of those carcinogens are present in marijuana. The only similarity is that they can both be rolled into cigarettes and burned. Next...
Where do you, ahem, people come from? What does that have to do with the price of tea in China or this article?
Rita Wilson is gettingg fat.
and I love it. i'd like to bury my face in it. be proud of yourselves ladies.
If Hanks worked in a Real job one week he would not be the pompus ass he is.
Well, you picked a good one to be jealous of. Brilliant actor, youngest ever to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for Acting, and his movies have made more worldwide than any other actor in history. You poor thing.
IIt takes a real p-o-m-p-o-u-s ass to recognize a 'pompus' ass!
what I meant was, i'd like to lay him down with some whipped cream. look at that 'stache.
Anne Ur a ditzz darn tool aka Tard.
Gay is wrong for our society!
what does that have to do with the price of tea in China or this article?
'Butt' not wrong for me! yum!
Just love pullin anal beads out of my own arsch!
I am still seeing!
It was actually pretty funny, probably because Tom Hanks is the last person you'd expect to do that.
Agreed! Tom Hanks is a great actor and a class act as well.
Another F***ing liberal actor with no manners.
what a dumb*** republican.
Jane you ignorant sl**
what an idiot you are!
Of course the 1% never swear
another right-wing a**h**e with absolutely no clue & no brain!
Much ado about nothing. He slipped. He apologized. Let's move on, nothing more to see here folks.
Aw come on-you know Someone out there has to be "offended" or "traumatized" or whatever over it!
LOL,people lost their d_mn minds over Janet popping her b00b out during the Super Bowl (yet,strangely enough,it was the highest viewed half time show in their history...hmm),so you know somebody's got to have a case of mental anguish over this.
"(yet,strangely enough,it was the highest viewed half time show in their history...hmm)" Your musing would only make sense if it was know in advance that it was going to happen. Which it wasn't. So your comment makes no sense...hmm.